Accident snarls traffic along I-20 eastbound

Published 6:02 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

At least one person was injured in a two-car wreck Friday afternoon in the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 near the Indiana Avenue entrance.

A Chevrolet Impala and a Ford F-150 collided, with the Impala running off the shoulder of the road and the pickup going up the embankment and overturning.

The crash caused a fire in the Impala, which ignited a grass fire that spread for several yards along the highway. One person was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region and two other people involved in the wreck refused treatment.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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